Making sense of ESG ratings and rankings


With more than 600 ESG (environmental, social & governance) ratings being produced globally, it can be hard to know which scores most influence your reputation and capital access. And since each has its own methodology, it is confusing and time-consuming to understand—and improve—how your business is evaluated. And yet, standing still is not an option.

So, which ratings matter, and how does one go about improving them?

The 8 ratings included in this brief—MSCI, ISS-oekom ESG Corporate Rating, ISS-oekom E&S Quality Score, Bloomberg ESG, Sustainalytics, Vigeo Eiris, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), and CDP—represent some of those considered to be credible and frequently consulted by leading investors, asset managers, analysts, and other experts. 

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Lorinda Niemeyer

Lorinda Niemeyer

Lorinda Niemeyer is a Managing Director for FrameworkESG, where she helps clients blend the art and science of ESG strategy and storytelling. (Me on LinkedIn)